- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On April 9, 2009
- 6 Comments
- DC United Stadium, Don Garber
Words you never want to hear from a league commissioner, “we will move the team.” Sadly enough in an interview to Soccer Insider Steve Goff today, MLS commish Don Garber uttered those exact words about DC United.
You can read the whole thing here. Below are some of the bigger points that he made.
“We don’t seem to be able to get a deal done and it could be that, if something can’t be resolved, we will move the team.”
“The ownership group is very committed to the team and to Major League Soccer, but no different than any other sports team in this country, they will not be able to continue to play in RFK and be successful. It does not have a economically viable model playing in a stadium that is substandard.”
“For the last 10 years, I have been personally involved with 10 stadium projects and this region of the country has been the single most-difficult area to try to get something finalized. It has me very concerned.”
As a fan of the league I hate seeing stuff like that. I really truly hope it doesn’t come down to moving this club out of DC. That would really be a giant step back for the league if you ask me.